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Alex Mlynarcik
Alex Mlynarcik

Alex Mlynarcik


400 Pages, 8 x 12.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $149.95 (US $149.95) (CA $179.95)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9788089340620

Rights: WOR X UK, EUR, CN, HK & TW

Slovart Publishing, Ltd. (Apr 2016)

Price: $149.95


A comprehensive monograph on Alex Mlynarcik, an enigmatic Slovak artist, his life and artwork, home and abroad. The publication presents Mlynarcík´s works with rich visual material portraying his activities both in nature and inside, in Slovakia as well as abroad. His unforgettable works include The Day of Delights, Eve´s wedding, as well as Kingdom Argilly, Juniáles... in collaboration with Pierre Restany - works that have always been, and remain, a tribute to the simple man. Key Points: • The artist Alex Mlynarcik is one of few Slovak artists who has influenced the evolution of European art. • The most precious moment in artist´s life was meeting with Pierre Restany, one of the world´s leading art critics, and this greatly influences his artworks. • He is a protagonist of the Slovak line of New Realism, where ordinary matters and actions are part of the artwork.


"When the freedom of the Old Continent is aquiring clearer contours after decades of restricted life, the art of Alex Mlynarcik springs out as a conveyor of new hope." —Pierre Restany, a leading french art critic

Author Biography

Ivan Jancár studied at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava from 1978 - 1983. In 1986 he was awarded a PhDr. degree there. Since 1983 he has worked at the Bratislava City Gallery as Curator of 20th and 21st Century Prints and Illustrations. In 1998 he became Director of the Bratislava City Gallery. He has selected and presented works at more than one hundred exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad, and has published 20 books and dozens of articles dealing with Slovak and international art. In 1992 he was awarded a grant from the American Association of Museums of Art in Tucson, Arizona, USA. In 1996 he was awarded a grant to study at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford. Since 1993 he has been a certified expert on 20th Century fine art and contemporary art. In 2003 and in 2004 he was an expert at the European Commission Culture 2000 programme in Brussels, Belgium. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). In 2005 he received the Martin Benka Prize. In 2009 he received Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Argillia. In 2012, Ivan Jancár received the order of the Star of Italy from the Italian President.